Terrance McKnight

WQXR Host

Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening host. He also hosts the Saturday evening program, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, a show about musical discovery, which was honored with an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010.

McKnight’s musical experiences – from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio – have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions – jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

McKnight was first heard in New York in 2008 when he joined the staff of WNYC. He moved to WQXR in October 2009. Previously he worked at Georgia Public Broadcasting, where he was creator, producer and host of Studio GPB, a program that introduced a wide array of musical artists through interviews, live studios sessions and commercial recordings.

Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Video Webcast: Chevalier de Saint-Georges Performed by St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Watch a live video stream of our evening of chamber music and history featuring Kareem M. Lucas of The Classical Theatre of Harlem. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight.

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The Golden Record Remastered: A Cosmic Mixtape

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Watch our celebration of The Golden Record's 40th anniversary with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, writer Maria Popova, Science Friday's Ira Flatow and WQXR's Terrance McKnight. 

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Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

7:00 PM

Fri, Mar. 27 | Come hear Manhattan’s salsa, Brooklyn’s indie-pop, soul from The Bronx, Queens indie folk and Staten Island thrash metal: Only one can be crowned the city's best!

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Battle of the Boroughs 2015: Queens

Friday, February 20, 2015

7:00 PM

Fri, Feb. 20 | Queens takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act. Come for a party, hear great music, then vote for your favorite performance.

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Battle of the Boroughs 2015: The Bronx

Friday, February 13, 2015

7:00 PM

Fri, Feb. 13 | The Bronx takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act. Come for a party, hear great music, then vote for your favorite performance.

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Bounce: The Basketball Opera

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

7:00 PM

Wed. Feb 11 | Ardea Arts and The Greene Space present a workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera. 

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Battle of the Boroughs 2015: Manhattan

Friday, February 6, 2015

7:00 PM

Fri, Feb. 6 | Sold Out- Manhattan is sold out, but join us for the Bronx on Feb. 13. Manhattan takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act. 

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5j Barrow Live

Friday, January 23, 2015

7:30 PM

Fri, Jan. 23 | Join indie-folk band 5j Barrow, winners of our 2014 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs, for an intimate concert live in The Greene Space. 

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A Conversation on Ailey’s New Season

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 12 | Join us for an inside look at the upcoming season of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Featuring an excerpt performed by Ailey dancers.

Vote for Staten Island's Best Band!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?

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Q2 Music Presents Vijay Iyer & The Brentano String Quartet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 PM

Acclaimed composer-pianist Vijay Iyer performs selections from his newest album “Mutations," joined by the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet.

Watch a live video webcast at 7pm ET

Video: August Wilson Talk Series - Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Friday, September 27, 2013

The playwright often used his characters to explore the transformative power of embracing one’s identity and ancestral lineage. A conversation hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight.

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Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:00 PM

Spirituality, like music, has been integral to African-American life since the first African was brought to America in 1619. This discussion will examine how playwright August Wilson uses his characters in his American Century Cycle to demonstrate the empowerment that comes from embracing one’s identity and the ancestors who came before. 

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Music and Dance

Friday, September 6, 2013

7:00 PM

From Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to Fences to Seven Guitars, August Wilson’s work is built on musicality and movement, both literally and poetically. Join host Terrance McKnight for an exploration of the polyrhythmic framework of these two performance aesthetics with our panel of guests.

 

EMANCIPATION 150: Pianist Donal Fox performs Variations on Brahms' 'Die Trauernde'

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Donal Fox is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser known for his striking musical collages that blend elements of jazz, Latin and classical.

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Watch Live and Vote: 2013 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hundreds of musical acts from across New York City's five boroughs entered. Just over 60 contestants were selected. They competed for their borough title, made it through two rounds of voting. And now, just five bands and one Wild Card pick are left standing in The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. The show is sold out, but you can still watch the live stream here and vote for your favorite act on Friday, June 21.

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WQXR Presents Bach Lounge

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hear leading musicians from the classical, jazz and contemporary music worlds re-imagine and perform their favorite Bach. Part of WQXR's BACH 360 festival. Hosted by Terrance McKnight and David Garland. Watch the on-demand video now.

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Vocal Electrofolk:
Africa to New York

Saturday, March 16, 2013

7:00 PM

Hear bold new vocal styles from New York and Africa, featuring Helga Davis and Netsayi with Black Pressure. Presented in partnership with Original Music Workshop. Watch on-demand video of the performance now.

Artistic Achievement
Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach
Knee Play 2

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Robert Wilson/Philip Glass collaboration Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century. As the production returns to BAM this fall as part of the institution’s 150th anniversary, Q2 Music is pleased to present An ...

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Philip Glass: An Hour with Einstein

Saturday, September 8, 2012

3:00 PM

The Robert Wilson/Philip Glass collaboration Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century. As the production returns to BAM this fall as part of the institution’s 150th anniversary, Q2 Music is pleased to present An ...